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GKN introducing Infini-Forge multi-piece wheel range

GKN introducing Infini-Forge multi-piece wheel range

15th October 2019 | 0 Comments

GKN Wheels has developed the Infini-Forge multi-piece wheel range, a high performance, patented solution for vehicles in demanding off-highway conditions. The company says this multi-piece wheel delivers “a number of significant benefits” for original equipment manufacturers, operators and maintenance personnel.

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GKN develops Michelin X Tweel wheel

GKN develops Michelin X Tweel wheel

22nd August 2019 | 0 Comments

Unveiled in July, the Michelin X TWEEL SSL 2 - an airless tyre for skid steers - features a completely new wheel developed and manufactured by GKN Wheels. The Tweel is a single, fully-integrated unit which replaces the traditional tyre/wheel/valve assembly. This means there is no need for costly and time-consuming wheel and tyre mounting to be carried out - and once the unit is bolted to the vehicle, there is no air pressure to maintain.

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UK consortium to develop lightest, most efficient EV powertrain

UK consortium to develop lightest, most efficient EV powertrain

18th June 2019 | 0 Comments

GKN Automotive is collaborating with Drive System Design and the University of Nottingham on an £8 million project to design and develop a world-leading electric vehicle powertrain for the global market.

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GKN Wheels publishes hub catalogue

GKN Wheels publishes hub catalogue

18th October 2018 | 0 Comments

GKN Wheels and Structures has produced a new catalogue covering the company’s extensive range of hubs and spindles. With detailed technical and application information, together with images and dimensioned line drawings of each product in the range, the catalogue also includes full details of the company’s recently launched Profi-Hub range.

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Bright future for collaborative technology the key message from Cenex-LCV2018

17th September 2018 | 0 Comments

The seismic shift towards low-carbon vehicles will open up supply chain opportunities worth hundreds of billions of pounds, according to industry experts speaking at the Future of Technology Zone at Cenex-LCV2018.

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GKN Wheels names new sales director, Americas

GKN Wheels names new sales director, Americas

11th July 2018 | 0 Comments

GKN Wheels and Structures has appointed Ron Peta to the position of Sales Director, Americas where he will take responsibility for the company’s sales activities across the United States, Mexico and Canada. Having joined GKN Wheels in 1998, Peta has reportedly undertaken a number of roles in design, engineering, business development and sales.

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OESAA explains OE difference at Mechanex

25th November 2016 | 0 Comments

The informative Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) stand at this year’s Mechanex Sandown show proved a real talking point amongst attendees, providing an opportunity to examine ‘like for like’ parts for themselves. The busy stand, staffed by representatives from a wide range of OESAA member companies, featured comparable components from OE and non-OE suppliers to highlight the dramatic differences in quality that can exist between the two, as well as the detrimental impact that fitting sub-standard parts can potentially have on a garage’s reputation.

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World first for GKN

7th October 2014 | 0 Comments

GKN has developed the world’s first Disconnect All-Wheel Drive System for A-, B- and C-segment vehicle platforms, which improves fuel economy during steady state cruising by up to 4 per cent. The innovative Disconnect function enables vehicles to combine the enhanced traction, dynamics and stability of all-wheel drive with improved on-highway fuel efficiency.

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